Corporate social responsibility

As thoughtful corporate citizens, we embrace the opportunity to positively impact our society, our world, and the communities we call home.

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Our commitment to the future: financial freedom
We strive to make the world around us a better place by improving access to financial solutions, elevating financial literacy in the communities we serve, and supporting everyone on their journey to a brighter and more sustainable future.
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Fintech Racial Equality Coalition
To support our ongoing efforts for opportunity and equality for all, Freedom Financial Network joined the Fintech Racial Equality Coalition in 2020 to address inequality in the fintech industry. We are committed to enhancing access to our financing solutions and elevating our career advancement programs in the Black community, and will publish our plans and our progress later this year.
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An opportunity to make a difference: pandemic financial helpline
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When COVID-19 pushed the economy into a recession and created widespread uncertainty, we saw an opportunity to help people not only manage their finances, but also their anxiety around the times we are living in. We created a free helpline and content-rich website that provides information and resources on a range of financial topics, including mortgage forbearance, student loan hardship programs, and renter’s relief. This initiative was directed to the communities we’re a part of – Phoenix, Arizona and the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
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Freedom Financial Network scholarship program
Launched in 2020, this $50,000 scholarship program is another way Freedom is doing what we can to address the student loan debt crisis and put everyday Americans on a path toward a better financial future. We couldn’t think of a better way to ensure success for the next generation than to provide scholarships that allow students to focus on their education, not their debt. We asked applicants to write an essay describing how the cost of education influenced their choices about their college education and awarded $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000 to the students who wrote the top three.
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Junior Achievement
Each year, members of the entire Freedom Family come together in classrooms across the Phoenix metro area to spend time with K-8th graders. These 75+ volunteers educate young school children on the value of money and other critical financial skills. This program, which Freedom administers in combination with Junior Achievement of Arizona, is critical in ensuring positive financial literacy growth in the early stages of these children’s development.
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Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day focuses on education, hunger, health, and homelessness as key issues to address in helping kids deal with the most brutal effects of poverty. Freedom has been organizing support for Red Nose Day since 2019, and in 2020, we worked with our company’s charitable arm, the Freedom Foundation, to help from a distance. Our employees joined in on social media, and we are proud to give not just our moral support, but a donation from the Foundation of $10,000.
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Freedom Foundation Charitable Fund
Established with an initial $2,000,000 contribution from Freedom Financial Network, the Freedom Foundation charitable fund provides grants to non-profit organizations that align with our mission and directly aid the Arizona and San Francisco Bay Area communities we are a part of. Over the years, these grants have provided critical financial support for disaster relief for Napa fire victims, tackled poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area, and promoted education and development through the local Boys & Girls Clubs.
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Student loan help
Over 44 million Americans are dealing with student loan debt, and we see the impact on our clients. Of the Freedom clients with student loan debt, 54% say they can’t save money due to the debt and 58% say it makes them overwhelmed about their finances. While our solutions can’t solve student loan debt, we found another way to help: creating The Freedom Financial Network Student Loan Payoff contest, which awarded $40,000 to two clients in 2020.
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Caring for our communities
Over the past 5 years, Freedom employees have spent thousands of hours working with organizations that help solve problems and support the needs of our neighbors.
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